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Old 08-18-2008, 04:31 AM
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< ed digressions - Warren >
There seems to be some confusion here, Charles isn't saying that everyone must eat Organically produced foods, just that we should not be forced to eat GM foods. Much of the fruit and vegetables produced in this country is non GM and non organic!
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Hi guys, I've removed the digressions concerning former Soviet agricultural practices, the consumption of cigarettes and alcohol among low income families, the cost of land in Southern Germany, etc etc. These topics are best discussed in Members' Corner. This thread is about the POW's interest in organic farming and gardening.

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There has been concerns about GM food for a long time. I applaud Charles for bringing more attention to the issue. And it will not make it easier to feed more people - but will put very nice dollars in Monsanto's pockets.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:22 AM
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So far there is no evidence of improved yields. Both the UN International Assessment of Agriculture and the US Department of Agriculture say so. In any case, as Government Ministers must realise, it’s not a food shortage that makes people hungry but lack of access to food or the money to buy it

PRINCE CHARLES has courted controversy once again with his comments on GM crops. - WalesOnline
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Prince Charles seen as ´guardian of countryside´ by Country Life readers
August 19

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He was rated the best individual guardian of rural areas by readers of Country Life magazine, ahead of his mother the Queen and the celebrity chefs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jamie Oliver.

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Old 08-29-2008, 01:57 AM
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´Milestone´ for far north company
August 28

(...)Its formation followed the setting up of the North Highlands Initiative, which in turn was inspired by Prince Charles

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Highlands and Islands | 'Milestone' for far north company
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´Milestone´ for far north company
August 28

(...)Its formation followed the setting up of the North Highlands Initiative, which in turn was inspired by Prince Charles

BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Highlands and Islands | 'Milestone' for far north company
Thank you for this article as well milla Ca. Charles seems to be an inspiration to many.
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Charles meets women farmers
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Prince Charles is holding the reception at Highgrove House, Doughton, in Tetbury, Gloucestershire.

The Press Association: Charles meets women farmers
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Prince Charles hosts a reception for The Women´s Food and Farming Union, Highgrove
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Prince Charles saves gardeners from eviction by the Earl of Arran

With just a little friendly persuasion behind the scenes, the Prince of Wales appears to have got his old friend the Earl of Arran to have a change of heart about evicting the allotment holders of High Roding in Essex from his land.

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Thank goodness for Charles, it is better for the village and the environment if this ground is used for growing vegetables, rather than allowed to go to waste, because the Earl wants his children to be able to put houses on it, which they will likely sell to enhance the coffers!
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Prince of Wales&rsquo;s theory on talking to plants tested - Times Online

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I think they are missing the point with the study if it is only going to be recordings. I don't know who had the idea to read Day of the Triffids!
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While he's not my personal favorite, I must say that he has lovely gardens at Highgrove. When and if he ascends to the throne, I'm sure he will add to the gardens in the royal residences. Look I said a nice thing about him. ;-P
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Free-range eggs from Prince Charles's farms and British favourite Bakewell Tart will be among dishes served up by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to world leaders at the G20 summit in London on Wednesday

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While he's not my personal favorite, I must say that he has lovely gardens at Highgrove. When and if he ascends to the throne, I'm sure he will add to the gardens in the royal residences. Look I said a nice thing about him. ;-P
You'll have to try harder than that. You only said that he has a nice garden and may do some more gardening later on.
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Well, I've never actually seen Highgrove in person, just from the book :-). I did see their exhibition garden at Chelsea one year, which was lovely.
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For a guy born, as CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips puts it, with a drawer full of silver spoons in his mouth, Prince Charles often doesn't get much of a break.

Prince Charles: "Patron Saint" Of Organics - CBS News
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If the Prince of Wales lived in suburbia it's my guess that he'd have a gnome or two. Not full-on gnomes from Wyevale, but rescued gnomes, placed with a sense of irony to peep from behind foliage, their coats painted discreet shades of green and brown by the royal hand.

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further quotes from the link, and some information for potential visitors...

We know that he has a spirited sense of fun but it's only when you visit his home territory that you catch a more intimate glimpse of what makes him smile.

It is more than 28 years since the Duchy of Cornwall bought the house and the 15-acre garden around it, then almost featureless. Now the land is a breathtaking meld of bold planting, quirky architectural details, idiosyncratic topiary and stunning vistas.

At almost every turn you see something surprising. This could be the jaw-droppingly beautiful set of three tall slate vases, or the Wall of Gifts, an eccentric collection of pieces of stone. Well, princes get a lot of gifts and HRH makes imaginative use of them.

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The Highgrove gardens are open to invited groups from the end of March until the end of October. Visitors can make a donation to The Prince's Charities.
Groups wishing to apply should write to: Garden Tours Administrator, Highgrove House, Doughton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8TN.
There is a waiting list of about two years
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